Graduate Academic Calendars

Deadlines subject to change.

  • Spring 2020
      • Week 1 (February 3 - February 7)
        • February 3, Monday: Spring term classes begin; Session I half-term courses begin
        • February 7, Friday: Proposals to take an undergraduate course for graduate credit (300-level and above) are due (signed by the Faculty Chair of the MPA Program).
        • February 7, Friday: Proposals for a reading course are due (signed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education).
      • Week 2 (February 10 - February 14)
        • February 14, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses (add or drop)
        • February 14, Friday: Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to Graduate Program Office
        • February 14, Friday: TigerHub Closes to WWS Students
      • Week 3 (February 17 - February 21)
        • February 21, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in full term courses (add or drop)
      • Week 4 (February 24 - February 28)
      • Week 5 (March 2 - March 6)
        • March 2 - 6: PDF Selection Period for Session I courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
        • March 6: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session I courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
      • Week 6 (March 9 - March 13)
        • March 9 - 13: Mid-term examinations
        • March 13, Friday: Session I half-term courses end
      • March 14 - 22: Spring Recess
      • Week 7/Session II Week 1 (March 23 - March 27)
        • March 23, Monday: Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin
      • Week 8/Session II Week 2 (March 30 - April 3)
        • March 30 - April 10: PDF Selection Period for full term courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
        • April 3, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses (add or drop)
      • Week 9/Session II Week 3 (April 6 - April 10)
        • April 10, Friday: Deadline to drop or change grade status (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
      • Week 10/Session II Week 4 (April 13 - April 17)
        • April 13, Monday: Master’s Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
      • Week 11/Session II Week 5 (April 20 - April 24)
        • April 20 - 24: PDF Selection Period for session II courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
        • April 24: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session II courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
      • Week 12/Session II Week 6 (April 27 - May 1)
        • May 1, Friday: Last day of classes
      • May 4 - 12: Reading period
      • May 4, Monday: MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2)
      • May 6 - 7: MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1)
      • May 11 - 12: QE2 Orals (if necessary)
      • May 12, Tuesday:  “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials
      • May 13 - 19: WWS Final Examination period
      • May 22, Friday: Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations
      • May 25, Monday: Deadline for students to submit course evaluations
      • June 1, Monday:  Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.)
      • June 2, Tuesday: COMMENCEMENT (11:00 a.m.)
  • Fall 2019
      • Prior to Term
        • August 7, Wednesday: Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi
        • September 1, Sunday, 7:30am start: Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub
        • September 1, Sunday, 7:30am start: Graduate students online course registration begins
        • September 4-7: Short-course on Financial Markets for Policy Students
        • September 10, Tuesday: New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students
      • Week 1 (September 11 - September 17)
        • September 11, Wednesday: Fall term classes begin
        • September 17, Tuesday: Proposals to take an undergraduate course for graduate credit (300-level and above) are due (signed by the Faculty Chair of the MPA Program).
        • September 17, Tuesday: Proposals for a reading course are due (signed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education).
      • Week 2 (September 18 - September 24)
        • September 21: Geographic Information System (GIS) workshop
        • September 24, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses (add or drop)
        • September 24, Tuesday: Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to Graduate Program Office
        • September 24, Tuesday: TigerHub Closes to WWS Students
      • Week 3 (September 25 - October 1)
        • September 28: Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop
        • October 1, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in full term courses (add or drop)
      • Week 4 (October 2 - October 8)
      • Week 5 (October 9 - October 15)
        • October 9 - 15: PDF Selection Period for Session I courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
        • October 15: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session I courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
      • Week 6 (October 16 - October 25)
        • October 21 - 25: Mid-term Examinations
        • October 25, Friday: Session I half-term courses end
      • FALL RECESS: October 26 - November 3
      • Week 7/Session II Week 1 (November 4 - November 8)
        • November 4, Monday: Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin
      • Week 8/Session II Week 2 (November 11 - November 15)
        • November 15, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses (add or drop)
        • November 11 - 22: PDF Selection Period for full term courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
      • Week 9/Session II Week 3 (November 18 - November 22)
        • November 18, Monday: Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
        • November 22, Friday: Deadline to drop or change grade status (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
      • Week 10/Session II Week 4 (November 25 - November 29)
        • THANKSGIVING BREAK: November 27 - December 1
      • Week 11/Session II Week 5 (December 2 - December 6)
        • December 2, Monday: Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi
        • December 2 - 6: PDF Selection Period for session II courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)
        • December 6: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session II courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course
        • December 6, Friday: WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.
        • December 6 - 12: WWS 501 Policy Simulation
      • Week 12/Session II Week 6 (December 9 - December 13)
        • December 13, Friday: Last Day of Class
      • WINTER RECESS: December 14 - January 5
      • READING PERIOD: January 6 - 14
      • January 14, Tuesday: “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials
      • January 15 - 21: WWS Final Examinations
      • January 22 - 23: (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s
      • January 24, Friday, 5 p.m.: *Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations
      • January 27, Monday, 5 p.m.: Deadline for students to submit course evaluations
      • MID-YEAR BREAK: January 25 - February 2